Please join the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, the Rhode Island Historical Society, and the Center for Reconciliation in Rhode Island in welcoming Senator Jack Reed for an exhibit reception and lecture “Legacies of Slavery & Freedom: A Family Journey Through the Atlantic World.”
Presented by the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, "Legacies of Slavery & Freedom” is an exhibit that recounts the 200-year journey from slavery to freedom of the Barclay family of Newport. The installation includes heirlooms representing generations of Barclay family members who, over the course of two centuries, were actively involved with the earliest African-American places of worship, masonic orders, civil rights, and political institutions in Rhode Island and beyond. Research has been funded in part by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m., and will include a viewing of the new exhibit at the RIHS’s Aldrich House.
Keith Stokes from the 1696 Heritage Group will give a talk on the 220-year story of the most famous mass slave emancipation and reparation efforts in history that is the beginnings of this family, and the RIBHS, RIHS, and Rhode Island Historic Preservation & Heritage Commission will discuss their new project to document the stories of the 20th-century African American Civil Rights Movement in Rhode Island, made possible by a recent grant from the National Park Service.
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: RIHS Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent St.
Light refreshments provided
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